The Coast Guard is seeking applications for membership on the National Boating Safety Advisory Council. For the 2012 appointments, the following positions are open:
— Three representatives of State officials responsible for State boating safety programs;
— Two representatives of recreational boat and associated equipment manufacturers; and
— Two representatives of national recreational boating organizations.
The application period is 60 days, and closes on 15 August, 2011, according to a notice in the Federal Register.
The National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC) is a Federal advisory committee. It advises the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security through the Coast Guard on boating safety regulations and other major boating safety matters.
NBSAC has 21 members: Seven representatives of State officials responsible for State boating safety programs, seven representatives of recreational vessel manufacturers and associated equipment manufacturers, and seven representatives of national recreational boating organizations and the general public, at least five of whom are representatives of national recreational boating organizations. Members are appointed by the Secretary.
The Council meets at least twice each year at a location selected by the Coast Guard. It may also meet for extraordinary purposes with the approval of the Designated Federal Officer. Subcommittees or working groups may also meet to consider specific problems.